House, 3 Bedrooms, 1.5 Baths, (Sleeps 6)
About Helena Worthen
We are a retired academic couple. Our family bought this house in the 1950s and has been very involved in the life of the village over the years. We spend the rest of the year in California. Tenants will be provided with contact information of craftsmen. We have a property manager in Jamaica who will take care of mowing and plowing.
Helena Worthen purchased this House in 1960
Why Helena Worthen chose Jamaica
Out of every window you can see mountains. The rivers - this is an important aspect of Vermont economic development policy - are clean and swimmable. In the summer, there are music and theater festivals all over the place, Brattleboro is a center of creativity for young musicians and artists. Manchester, just to the north, has serious outlet shopping. Stratton (fifteen minutes) and Mt Snow (twenty minutes) are major ski areas.
What makes this House unique
Having a home which is both in the village at the same time as it has a lot of privacy and a feeling of being out in the country is unique. On the one hand, you can go next door to the D&K general store and buy just about anything you want, including today's NYTimes. Because you're on a town street, you don't have to worry about getting snowed in and waiting for someone to come plough you out. On the other hand, you have quiet and privacy.
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We loved our stay in Jamaica. Great communication from owner. Charming historic home. We frequented the general store for fresh, hot coffee all day long. Bought beautiful glass pieces from Hot Glass Works and Hank himself recommended a cute place called Honeypie to grab a burger. They had the best maple shakes we have ever tasted! Next time we will remember our yoga mats and take a class at Change yoga studio. Don’t miss hiking Jamaica State Park just a short walk down the road!
Thank you for the great plugs for the village. Please come again.
Rustic, quirky and quaint -- all that a Vermont vacation property should be!
I stayed here with my son, his girlfriend and her cockapoo (small dog), making it our base while we explored the villages and hiking trails in the area. On the plus side: lots of room, and a real homey feel with old books, old photographs that made me wish the owner was there to share some history. Possible negatives (OK with us): simple amenities, small kitchen. We highly recommend this place for families or groups up to six.
This is a very accurate review! Note that the beds for two of the hypothetical 6 guests are singles. Also, there is a TV screen but it's not hooked up to cable, so you need to plug your laptop up to the HDMI cable (in the drawer next to the sofa, it not actually hanging off the TV screen) to watch Netflix et al. Or pop in a DVD.
Charming and convenient location!
After a 4 day stay at Hullabaloo House, we left feeling recharged and refreshed. In rural areas, we prefer to rent a home over a motel/hotel or B&B and look for certain basic amenities. Nothing crazy, just clean sheets, multiple bathrooms, a hot shower and a coffee pot for morning coffee! This home fit all the above and more. It easily holds 6 adults. The beds were perhaps a little uncomfortable but we easily fell asleep after full days of activities and exploring Vermont and the fall mountain air made for a restful night. The dining room table was the hub of our stay and we enjoyed a simple homecooked meal after a long day of enjoying Vermont. With one and a half baths, we took turns for our showers and still had plenty of hot water. I expected all that....
What I did not expect was the charm and history in the house and surrounding area. Although we’ve stayed in Jamaica many times, this was the first time we rented a house. There are little family heirlooms tucked in here and there. China and tea cups in an antique built-in cabinet. Monogrammed Silverware in the utility drawer. Old books lined the bookshelves upstairs and down. Nothing fancy here, just an enjoyable step back in time.
Jamaica Village is a sweet town and a central location for skiing, antiquing, outlet shopping, breweries, etc. We walked to Jamaica State Park from the house and walked along the level river trail along the West River. D&K grocery is directly behind the house with an amazing assortment. If D&K doesn’t have it, you don’t need it. (And try their freshly baked Morning Glory bread. It’s delicious!) We had yummy breakfast sandwiches from Workhorse Cafe and we were sorry to see North Country General was still going through renovations and hope to see them up and running for our next trip to Jamaica.
All in all, we enjoyed our stay at hullabaloo house and plan to return again! Rent, refresh and return is our motto for Hullabaloo House.
Thank you for the appreciative and realistic review. Your assessment of the amenities of our house is just what I hope people experience. The two single beds in one of the upstairs rooms are really for children or teenagers; I'll try to make that clearer in my description for future guests.
Great Getaway in rural Vermont!
Staying here in this home, town and area was like stepping back in time. Step out the door and hear the nearby river, walk next door to the local D+K Village market for anything you might need and lots of great bakery items. Explore the area - flat walking along rivers (Jamaica State Park) or hiking up mountains. This home is centrally located and has everything you need to relax and quiet to get a good sleep! The owner is very responsive and the caretaker was helpful. I would recommend this property and I recommend you to visit this area of Vermont!
Very sweet and comfortable home. Great location near all the things we love to do in the area. We've been vacationing in the area over 20 years. Stayed in this home the past two. We will be booking again for next year.
A wonderful house. We enjoyed our stay so much and attended Pikes Falls Chamber Music Festival!
Beautiful house and property with such a wonderful ambience!
Jamaica is a tiny town on the edge of the Green Mountains, 15 minutes from Stratton base lodge and 20 minutes from Mt Snow ski areas, 23 miles north of Brattleboro (exit off Rte 91). it is in the center of a lively youth arts-and-music area. Summer is full of music festivals and summer stock theaters. Kayakers (skilled ones!) zip down the rivers. Cycling clubs spin up and down Route 30. Fall is for brilliant leaf color, and winter is for skiing, downhill and cross country. Jamaica State Park is ten minutes walk from the house and has the West River Valley trail (old railroad right of way) for cross-country skiing.